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Bush Senior Gets a Service Animal

Bush Senior Gets a Service Animal

Service animals have now made a presidential appearance! Read the full story here: https://www.khou.com/article/news/politics/george-h-w-bush/bush-41-gets-new-service-dog-named-sully/285-567414565     If Bush was applying to lease a home managed by Evan Howell Properties we would ask: What is the specific assistive task the service animals performs? Can you provide documentation to validate this? In property management we come across clients that are interested in leasing their homes with no


Property Tax Protest

Property Tax Protest

Every Spring the Harris County District Appraisal District sends a notice to property owners advising the new assessed property value of homes. What we have learned: Property Tax Value typically increases every year incrementally. It is important to protest every year. Implementation: A successful protest will be a thoughtful debate based on two factors 1) Unequal Value compared to other properties in the area. 2)


Communication

Communication

Communication is the key to every successful relationship and business transaction. In order for communication to be a success there are four vital components: Sender/Message and Receiver/Feedback. Any time we have contact with a new customer, or vendor one of the first questions to ask is: What is your preferred method of communication? We are in the digital age and there are so many venues


How to Prepare your Home for Lease

How to Prepare your Home for Lease

Single-family houses are a significant presence on the rental market. Here are some tips to make your home stand out above the competition.There are three guidelines to follow when your prepare your house for the lease: inspect, repair and clean it. Inspect the roof for leaks and general integrity. The roof is a big ticket item and easier to catch a small leak before it trickles


Hurricane Harvey &The Importance of Reliable Vendors

Hurricane Harvey &The Importance of Reliable Vendors

It has been a while since a blog post, and like the rest of the city of Houston I’m going to blame Hurricane Harvey. According to the Texas Association of Realtors Hurricane Harvey had $160 Billion dollars of infrastructure damage. On the managed properties, we had 42 roof leaks, 2 houses which flooded, and miscellaneous other issues that owners and tenants alike wanted addressed immediately. Understandably


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